NETGEAR DELIVERS BREAKTHROUGH PRICE PERFORMANCE WITH ENTERPRISE-CLASS RACKMOUNT STORAGE FOR GROWING BUSINESSES

Two new storage devices powered by latest generation quad-core Intel Xeon processors for unrivaled performance; scalable to support increasing business needs for years to come

BERLIN — September 1, 2016 Netgear®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), a leading provider of networking equipment for homes and small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), has refreshed its award-winning ReadyNAS® Network Attached Storage (NAS) family with three new best-in-class rackmount NAS systems. The three models, ReadyNAS 3312, ReadyNAS 4312S and ReadyNAS 4312X, are 2U rackmount network storage systems with 12-bay capacity for up to 120 terabytes (TB) and 600 terabytes (TB) of total storage in expansion mode. Powered by a 5th generation Intel Xeon Enterprise Server processor and dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the ReadyNAS 4312S and 4312X provide a data storage solution that not only keeps pace with the relentless growth in production and consumption of data, but also deliver consistent performance under ever-increasing workloads. Scalable for businesses of any size, the new line-up delivers best-in-class processing power and memory expansion for scaling VMs, backups and file serving. 

ReadyNAS 4312X and 4312S integrate into any existing 10 Gigabit copper or fiber network respectively and interoperate seamlessly with industry leading 10 Gigabit switching solutions from NETGEAR. The built-in dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports can be configured to operate as a trunk in link aggregation mode with NETGEAR 10 Gigabit switches – offering ultra-high performance and redundancy. With ReadyNAS 4312X, 4312S and ProSAFE 10 Gigabit Switches, NETGEAR is pioneering a cost effective and easy upgrade path for small and medium businesses to 10 Gigabit networking. 

RR3312-RR4312“Today even small businesses are dealing with vast quantities of business-critical data that require the degree of protection and remote collaboration capabilities that just a few years ago would have been available only to the Enterprise,” said Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management, SMB products for Netgear. “The high-end processors of ReadyNAS 3312, 4312S and 4312X combined with their expandable storage capacity and RAM memory provide sufficient processing power and storage space for years to come, surpassing the capabilities of any other NAS solution serving the SMB.” 

High-Performance Hardware

Both ReadyNAS 4312S and 4312X are designed for high performance business environments and can be connected to dedicated SFP+ or 10GBASE-T switches, offering growing businesses an easy, flexible migration path to high-speed NAS connectivity. The RR4312X offers backwards compatibility with 1GbE switching, providing a solid business case to migrate to higher speed 10GBASE-T storage networking at a pace to suit customers. 

What’s New in the Newest Rackmount ReadyNAS? 

ReadyNAS 3312 Hardware

  • 2U rackmount form with 12-bay capacity for up to 120 simultaneous users
  • Intel® Xeon® Server Processor E3-1225v5 Quad Core with 3.3GHz base turbo frequency (3.7GHz burst maximum)
  • 8GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
  • Capacity up to 120TB (scales to 600TB with two 4U EDA4000 expansion chassis)
  • 4x 1GBase-T ports
  • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad, Layer 2, 3, 4
  • Port Trunking, adaptive load balancing

ReadyNAS 4312S Hardware 

  • 2U rackmount form with 12-bay capacity for up to 160 simultaneous users
  • Intel® Xeon® Server Processor E3-1245v5 Quad Core with 3.5GHz base turbo frequency (3.9GHz burst maximum)
  • 16GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
  • Capacity up to 120TB (scales to 600TB with two 4U EDA4000 expansion chassis)
  • 2x 10G SFP+ ports
  • 4x 1GBase-T ports
  • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad, Layer 2, 3, 4
  • Port Trunking, adaptive load balancing

ReadyNAS 4312X Hardware

  • 2U rackmount form with 12-bay capacity for up to 160 simultaneous users
  • Intel® Xeon® Server Processor E3-1245v5 Quad Core with 3.5GHz base turbo frequency (3.9GHz burst maximum)
  • 16GB DDR4 of EEC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
  • Capacity up to 120TB (scales to 600TB with two 4U EDA4000 expansion chassis)
  • 2x 10GBase-T ports
  • 4x 1GBase-T ports
  • Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad, Layer 2, 3, 4
  • Port Trunking, adaptive load balancing

ReadyNAS OS Offers Data Protection and Cloud Options

The ReadyNAS OS 6 enabling a complete, reliable and cost-effective backup platform, starting with its BTRFS File System with 5 levels of data protection:     

  • RAID protection against disk failure
  • Real time anti-virus
  • Incremental backup copies with unlimited snapshots
  • Bitrot protection against media degradation; and
  • Easy-to-setup cloud-managed replication

ReadyNAS OS allows automatic bi-direction synchronization between any ReadyNAS model and the data storage offered by public cloud services such as Amazon Cloud Drive and Dropbox. 

Upon upgrade to the latest version of ReadyNAS OS 6, the new ReadyDR™ (Disaster Recovery) will be automatically installed for block-level backup and restore to a second ReadyNAS[1]. This new feature ensures LAN replication of even the largest backup files and databases. 

In addition to supporting connections to popular cloud services, the new models also offer Netgear ReadyCLOUD®, which provides an instant, secure VPN-based private cloud for local and remote data access for file sharing, without additional costs. Its versatile sync and remote management capabilities enable employees to enjoy the same unified interface regardless of location. 

Pricing and Availability

The new ReadyNAS models are available now worldwide. ReadyNAS 3312 and ReadyNAS 4312X/4312S come as diskless chassis or populated with 12 storage drives (3TB, 4TB, or 6TB).

  • The diskless model of ReadyNAS 3312 has an MSRP of $2,999.
  • The diskless model of ReadyNAS 4312S with two SFP+ ports has an MSRP of $4,199.
  • The diskless model of ReadyNAS 4312X with two 10GBase-T ports has an MSRP of $4,399.

Netgear backs its ReadyNAS business-class products with the industry best-in-class 5-Year Limited Hardware Warranty, 5-Year Next Business Day Shipping for part replacement, and multiple support options to provide peace of mind for years to come. 

Netgear at IFA 2016

Netgear is participating in the IFA 2016 trade show for consumer electronics running September 2-7 in the Messe Berlin exhibition center. Netgear will have a presence in Hall 3.2 with retail partner FirstWise at Booth 121, as well as at the Showstoppers IFA press event. 

About Netgear, Inc.

Netgear (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. Netgear products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 29,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world.The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the Netgear investor page  or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with Netgear on Twitter and Facebook. 

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